Baby Shower for a third offspring? Heck yeah, bring it on! Okay, Okay, I admit that I had some reservations about a party in my honor for the third baby boy, but my mother offered and I couldn't resist, I have never been one to shy away from the center of attention.
People may think that I was being a wee-bit greedy in having yet another shower, and I can see that point of view. But in all honesty, this wasn't an excuse for gift-grabbing, but rather I thought a much needed reason for a party. Being pregnant is hard. Probably more hard when you already have two young ones at home. When I was expecting my first son there was plenty of time for "self care." I napped when I wanted, I watched TV as soon as I got home from work, I slept in on the weekends and ate cereal for breakfast without worrying about feeding two growing boys. This time around I don't have any of those luxuries. I'm tired and have little opportunity for me time. So do I deserve a little pampering? You betcha! And furthermore, doesn't baby #3 deserve to be celebrated just as much as baby #1? I happen to think so.
So today my mom threw me an intimate shower at home. We hired a mobile spa to come and give each guest an arm/hand massage and paraffin dip. We munched on dainty cupcakes and sipped mimosas. Some of my girlfriends gave me baby gear that they were no longer using, the very baby gear I once owned, but gave away when we made the move to Oakland, thinking the likelihood of a third was very limited. I also got a whole host of other lovely gifts, some for me (got a problem with that?) and some for baby.
It was a lovely afternoon and I feel so lucky to have friends and family who are willing to spoil me a little. And ladies, if you should have a second, third or fourth baby, I would be more than happy to come to your baby shower and return the favor!